Superficiality in forensic psychiatric patients is related to superior phonological skills
(English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Psychopaths are reported to have unusual language processing, and they have been suggested to have better phonological awareness than do nonpsychopaths. However, it is unclear how degree of psychopathy is related to reading and spelling and to phonological processing skills. Swedish-speaking forensic psychiatric patients performed reading and spelling tests as well as a battery of tasks assessing phonological processing. The patients were also assessed using the Psychopathy Checklist Screening Version (PCL:SV). Their scores on Part 1 (affective and interpersonal traits) of the PCL:SV were significantly positively correlated with results on decoding and reading speed tests as well as with phonological processing skills. However, the only item that was significantly related to phonological processing skills was Superficial. Phonological processing skills and vocabulary knowledge explained a large part of the variance in superficiality.
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-56718OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-56718DiVA: diva2:412619